Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge
Twelve-year-old River is on his second trip to Wollaston Lake Lodge this week. He loves fishing, and traveled to Canada with his father, grandfather and brother. He is quite the young man, is interested in all aspects of catching fish. Since his last visit, he has taken up fly fishing.
Tying his own flies for bass and panfish at home has now advanced to pike on the fly. Using our guest fly bench, he designed and tied his own pattern for fishing the next day. Excited to see his handiwork in action, we handed him an Orvis Recon rod, and as you can see by the pictures here, he succeeded in catching some great pike. A true trophy, his first pike on the fly he tied will be a memory for life. I’m sure this won’t be his last. Teach ’em young and fan the fire. . . .